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Aboriginal Arts Committee

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Literature.

(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Arts Committee),

one of two major committees of the Australia Council, was formed by the Minister for the Arts, Tourism and Territories in...

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Adrian Stokes

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(b London, 27 Oct. 1902; d London, 15 Dec. 1972).

British writer and painter. An intensely subjective writer with an interest in psychoanalysis, Stokes responded passionately, even...

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Albert Aurier

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Art.

(1865–93).

In his short life Aurier established himself as the leading authority on the visual arts within the French Symbolist movement. A Neoplatonist and admirer of Mallarmé, he...

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Albert Magnus

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(b 1642; d 1689).

Dutch bookbinder. Magnus made luxury pointillé bindings related in style to those of contemporary French binders, but distinguished from their work by the...

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Alberto Savinio

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Art.

(1892–1952).

Writer, composer, and painter. Born in Greece, he lived in Munich (1906–10) and, with his brother, Giorgio De Chirico, in Paris (1910–15), where he met Apollinaire and...

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Alexander Wilson

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Literature.

(1766–1813),

poet and ornithologist: b. and commemorated in Paisley. ‘Watty and Meg’ in Poems 1791, The Foresters 1805, American Ornithology 1808–14.

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Aloys Senefelder

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Art.

(b Prague, 6 Nov. 1771; d Munich, 26 Feb. 1834).

German writer who in 1798 invented lithography as a cheap means of reproducing his plays. He soon realized the artistic...

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André Salmon

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Literature.

(1881–1969).

Poet, novelist, and art critic. A very Parisian figure, Salmon is best remembered as an impresario and chronicler of the arts who did much to promote the ‘vie...

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Angry Penguins

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Art.

The title of an Australian literary journal, founded in 1940 at the University of Adelaide, which was adopted as that of the modernist literary and artistic movement in Australia. Its...

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Anna Brownell Jameson

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Art.

(b Dublin, 19 May 1794; d Ealing, Middlesex [now in Greater London], 17 Mar. 1860).

British writer, daughter of an Irish miniaturist, Denis Brownell Murphy (d 1842), who moved to...

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